Middle English

Middle English
noun Date: 1830 the English in use from the 12th to 15th centuries — see Indo-European languages table

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  • Middle English — Spoken in England, south east Scotland and in Scottish burghs, to some extent in Ireland Extinct developed into Early Modern English, Scots and Yola in Wexford by the 16th century Language family …   Wikipedia

  • Middle English — Middle Mid dle (m[i^]d d l), a. [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. [root]271. See {Mid}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Middle English — n. the English language as written and spoken between c. 1100 and c. 1500, preceded by Old English and followed by Early Modern English: it is characterized by the loss of grammatical gender and most of the inflectional endings of Old English, by …   English World dictionary

  • Middle English — ► NOUN ▪ the English language from c.1150 to c.1470 …   English terms dictionary

  • Middle English — (ca. 1100–ca. 1500)    The Middle English period is essentially a transitional period in the history of the English language between the basically Germanic character of OLD ENGLISH and the language of the earliest printed books that record what… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Middle English — noun English from about 1100 to 1450 • Hypernyms: ↑English, ↑English language • Hyponyms: ↑East Midland, ↑West Midland, ↑Northern, ↑Kentish, ↑Southwestern, ↑We …   Useful english dictionary

  • Middle English — the English language of the period c1150 c1475. Abbr.: ME [1830 40] * * * Vernacular spoken and written in England с 1100–1500, the descendant of Old English and the ancestor of Modern English. It can be divided into three periods: Early, Central …   Universalium

  • Middle English — noun The ancestor language of Modern English, spoken in England and parts of Scotland (where it became Lowland Scots) from about 1100 AD to 1500 AD. It developed from Anglo Saxon, also called Old English, with heavy influence from French and… …   Wiktionary

  • MIDDLE ENGLISH —    the English in use for two centuries and a half from 1200 to 1460 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Middle English — form of the English language which was used from c.1100 to c.1500 (language of Chaucer) …   English contemporary dictionary

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